26.02.2008

Release according to § 26 WpHG

JPMorgan Chase & Co. holds 3.10% on GILDEMEISTER

By letter of 26 February 2008 JPMorgan Chase & Co., New York, USA, has informed us according to § 21 para 1 WpHG, that their share of voting rights of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft, Gildemeisterstraße 60, 33689 Bielefeld, Germany, has exceeded the threshold of 3% as at 21 February 2008 and amounts to 3.10% which corresponds to 1,341,876 shares. 3.06% of these voting rights (1,324,704 shares) are attributed to JP Morgan Chase & Co. according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG. Further 0.04% of voting rights (17,172 shares) are attributed to JP Morgan Chase & Co. according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 1 WpHG.

By letter of 26 February 2008 JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc., New York, USA, has informed us according to § 21 para 1 WpHG, that their share of voting rights of our company has exceeded the threshold of 3% as at 21 February 2008 and amounts to 3.06% (1,324,704 shares). All voting rights are attributed to JP Morgan Asset Management Holdings Inc. according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG. 

By letter of 26 February 2008 JPMorgan Asset Management UK Limited, London, Great Britain, has informed us according to § 21 para 1 WpHG, that their share of voting rights of our company has exceeded the threshold of 3% as at 21 February 2008 and amounts to 3.05% (1,320,402 shares). All voting rights are attributed to JP Morgan Asset Management UK Limited according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 WpHG.

GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft
The Executive Board